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just over a month out from the election and both presidential candidates take the stage to make their case for the next four years. a wrap-up of the head line- grabbing issues and talk is turning to who came out on top. we'll get more on that coming up in a bit. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. live look outside right now at the washington monument. winds blowing around just a little bit. it is thursday, october 4th, 2012. good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's check in with tucker barnes to get the latest on your weather. it looked like it was a little
foggy or a little thick out there. we still have a little humidity across the area. we don't have the heavy fog but still a little bit of haze and humidity and very mild temperatures for this time of year. >> no thick fog like yesterday. >> only in a few spots. not nearly as widespread as it was yesterday. we are dealing with some rain showers. let's get to those. generally, washington and points west but this little batch of rain has been moving to the east here over the last couple of hours. it is now very close to the district here, reston, as you get out towards leesburg, had a sprinkle or two and then a little batch there just south of the city as you work down 95 between generally washington and fredericksburg. we are getting some rain showers as well. that will be crossing the potomac and over towards waldorf and la plata here before long. this is all associated with this frontal system that has been moving oh, so slowly and will continue to kind of track east during the morning. so we'll have some early showers and then we'll be dealing with cloud cover for much of the morning. but by later this afternoon, a little bit more in the way of
sunshine and a little bit more in the way of drier air will start to work in from the north and west. it should gradually bet more comfortable later today. temperature at reagan national, 73 degrees. notice your cooler air north and west. 51 in columbus this morning and 60 in detroit. some of their air will get in here later tonight. we are going to be improving things gradually over our thursday. 82 your daytime high. it will be a nice warm afternoon. 81 in manassas and 84 in leonardtown. enjoy the last of the heat. by this weekend, we'll be in for real october weather. i'll vie details on that -- i'll have details on that in just a moment. >> i almost turned on the air conditioner. >> i did just to get the humidity out. >> i did too. it was too humid. >> i feel bad now. i thought i was being ridiculous. now, i'm going to go turn mine on. >> we have to dry things out a
little bit. >> exactly. >> let's check in with julie. >> holding on to summer as long as i can. >> this little bit is just for you. >> let's say hello to the crew in sky fox. good morning, jeremy. here is the shot we are talking b this is westbound 11 # if you will taking you over towards crystal rock and middlebrook road. this is closed at this time. can you not get past the accident. the roadway remains closed off at this time. 27, father hurley boulevard or even middlebrook could serve you well. this is headed over towards middlebrook road. westbound stretch of 118 remains closed until further notice because of this ongoing accident activity. we have what is respected to be a medevac helicopter headed out towards old ox road ad monument drive. we are told that this accident involves a pedestrian. the southbound stretch of the highway remains closed at this time, northbound is able to get
by. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. just over a month now to election day and both candidates on the republican ticket, mitt romney and paul ripe, will campaign in virginia today. president obama hits the trail in colorado and ohio today. he will be in virginia tomorrow. >> both side will try to capitalize on any points scored in last night's first presidential debate and as fox's craig boswell reports, they tackled the economy, taxes and health care. >> reporter: after weeks of preparation and months of anticipation, president obama and mitt romney meet face to face debating policy and differences of opinion. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney tacted directly to one another meeting -- talked directly to one another. >> governor romney has a perspective that says, if we cut taxes, skew towards the wealthy and roll back
regulation, that we'll be better off. i've got a different view. >> i don't want to cost jobs. my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> reporter: the republican nominee revealing his plan to reduce the deficit. >> what things would i cut from spending? i will eliminate all programs by this test. is the program so critical, it is worth borrowing money from china to pay for it. if not, i'll get rid of it. obamacare is on my list. i apologize, mr. president. >> governor romney at the beginning of this date said what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. >> reporter: informing their plans for the future of america. >> as president of america, i will sit down with leaders, democratic leaders. >> governor romney will have i busy first day because he will also repeal obamacare which will not be very popular as you are sitting down with them. >> the vice presidential candidates had their one and
only show downnext week. once the debates are completed near the end of this month, there will only be about two more months in the campaign season. the zingers were not flying last night. but romney managed to bring big bird into the debate. yes, big bird. we are talking about sesame street big bird. we'll talk more about that coming up later this hour. thi some of our other top stories this morning, a 72-year- old man is in critical condition after avicious beating outside his silver spring home. he was found unconscious near a dumpster near his apartment on gar lapped avenue tuesday morning. he headed out to go shopping around 8:00 monday night and never made it home. police think robbery may have been the motive and are asking anyone with information to come forward. in fairfax county, the search is for i ateenager missing since monday morning. 17-year-old brian glen is a
senior at w. t. wood sop high school. he was last seen on the school browned around 7:00 a.m. monday but it not go to classes. his car was found noor a park along picket road. yesterday, family and friend joined police combing the area for any clues and investigators are also going through surveillance video from a nearby dunkin donuts because a receipt was found in glen's car that was stamped at 8:00 a.m. on monday. a busy d.c. street, home to one of the biggest landmark in the world. find out why one group calls it endangered. >> also ahead, four people are dead following the outbreak of a rare illness. health officials have found the source but say there are more cases out there. the latest on this investigation when fox 5 morning news continues. david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware...
and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland.
these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when?
targets inside syria this morning. the skirmish sharply raises tensions between the two neighbors and prompted nato to convene an unusual emergency meeting overnight. turkey is now asking the united nations security council to take action. take action. the cdc now says the number of men i thinkites cases has reining to 26 in five states and killed four. the outbreak is a rare form of the infect stemming from a steroid inject used to treat back pain. two people have died from it in maryland and virginia. most of the cases are in tennessee where a clinic received the largest shipment of the infected steroid. the steroid made in massachusetts has since been recalled. washington's pennsylvania avenue, whichless also referred to -- which is also referred to as america's main street make a new list. the area is said to be slowly
falling into disrepair t righted the removal of trees, water fountains that rarely work and broken partner benches. officials say preservation and renovations are under way. we are monitoring metro. more on the legal battle to put up some controversial signs in the system. fox 5 morning news is back in a moment. ♪
[ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es 350. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a a company called global th maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment...
even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? >> let's take a break. >> why, big bird i'm tired. we've been playing tag all morning. >> big bird probably is a little tired this morning because big bird twitter handles were just blowing up last night. he was the topic of discussion during last night's presidential debates when mitt romney brought up his plan to
end federal subsidies to television. the moderator happens to work for pbs as well. >> i'm sorry, jim. i'll stop the subsidy to pbs. i like big bird. >> at big bird romney, he promised to run in the 2016 elections if he got 10,000 retweets. possibly elmo can be vice president. >> : a whole cabinet of sesame street characters. >> this several different parodies. >> i like big bird but i would probably vote for elmo over big bird. >> why? >> elmo has a great personality. >> i think grover has the edge. >> grover is grumpy.
>> he's not empty. >> oscar is grumpy. >> that's who it is. its abeen a long time since i've tuned in. >> -- it's been a long time since i've tuned in. >> let's get to the temperatures. we have some rain showers working through the area. light rain in the district and as you get south here down into parts of southern maryland, we'll get into rain showers as well. waldorf, la plata, you will likely see some showers here shortly. this will be pushing across out towards calvert county. light showers moving across the city out towards bridge county and eventually anne arundel county as well. what is happening here is a frontal system from yesterday still hasn't quite cleared and it is a very slow mover. we are getting some light rain showers. the good news is i think the showers will quiet down here. we'll soon be done with those. gradually during the course of your day, you will see a little sunshine working in. still, some cloud cover out to the west. you can seat back edge of it back into eastern kentucky. it is finally marching to the east. once it starts to push east of
our region during the course of the afternoon. we'll see some breaks and see some sunshine. the best part, our winds will pick up out of the north and west and we'll get drier air in here. temperatures right now at reagan national, 73 degrees. 74 in annapolis. of course, these temperatures well above where they would normally be for early october that. should be our afternoon high temperature. 66 in gaithersburg. 70 in manassas. expect high temperatures in the low 80s. yesterday, we made it into the low 80s. we'll do it again today as we continue to be dealing with this area of high pressure. if it were summertime, well be talking about bermuda high pressure. it will keep thins on the warm side today and tomorrow. as we get into the weekend, we'll get a real good shot of cool air and by sunday and monday, our high temperatures will go from the 80s today into the low 60s around here so big pool of very cool air will settle in for the end of the weekend and really cool things down into early next week. today, 82 degrees, a.m. clouds, here comes a little sun
this afternoon. scattered showers, we'll get rid of those early this morning. i think most your day will be dry. the wind will pick up out of the north and west at about five to 10. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. cooler tonight with less humidity. overnight low about 6 on. friday, 08 with sunshine. most of saturday looks good. most of saturday should be fine. -- overnight low about 60. friday, 80 with sunshine. that is a look at your weather. let's do some traffic and julie wright has your latest. >> on the roads right now, we have the crew in sky fox live above the accident scene along west uke road southbound approaching monument drive. this puts it between 50 and 66. we are told from jeremy and the crew that the medevac helicopter that was requested at the scene has come and gone. but the roadway remains blocked
on the southbound side of the highway. sky fox above the accident keen along west ox road southbound. we are told there was at least one pedestrian involved in this cash. -- sky fox above the accident scene. let's take it back inside to update your ride here. if you are traveling northbound i-95, lanes are open. road work was late to clear as you approach 17 this morning. all of that now gone. delay continues trying to work your way past the prince william parkway. here we are in germantown with lanes open continuing southbound towards 124. the wreck we had to go west on 118 has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. -timetraffic. fox 5 is monitoring metro.
a judge is expected to hear arguments today on a lawsuit demanding metro post controversial signs in the transit system. the ads say in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. support israel, defeat jihad. creigh oughtor pamela geller sued to force new york's transportation authority to allow the ads. geller is a blogger who fought against building an islamic center near ground zero. we'll go live to fox business network in new york. >> where is your favorite place to grab a quick and cheap bite to eat. the guys rating the best of the best are out way anew his of the most popular fast food chain. i can't wait to hear about this. i'm hungry just looking at this and thinking about it. we'll take a look at the list when fox 5 morning news continues. on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven...
will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class.
[ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more huge tax breaks skewed to the wealthy. while cutting nearly eight hundred billion from medicaid... even though middle-class families rely on medicaid to help loved ones cover nursing-home care. and it helps parents support children with disabilities. if mitt romney really "cares," wouldn't we see it in his priorities? welcome back to fox 5
morning news. it is 6:24 now. wendy's or mcdonald's in which drive-through are you more likely to pull through. we'll have more on that in a minute. first, let's get a check on the markets with lauren simonetti with the business beat. >> good morning. >> let's talk about the markets before we get into this other thing. stocks actually rose on wednesday. >> yeah. we a say lot of volatility in the stock market because nobody was quite sure what would happen in the debates last night. we are all jittery about the job report we get for september. that comes tomorrow morning. in the end, as you can see, modest gains. the dow up 12 points. it actually crossed zero about 30 times during the session. so it didn't really know in which direction it wanted to go. today, firmly higher. that is the good news. so many reports come out today, the big one being factory orders. we are expected to see a big decline in those. >> let's talk about one of my
favorite topics. food. there is a rating out right now about fast food chains and it is coming from a fancy place. >> yeah, zagat's tip inally rates the high-end restaurants. it is rating fast food chains. the best burger they say is five guys. and the best salad is at wendy's. the best shake is at steak n shake. breakfast sandwiches, the winner there was mcdonald's. all in all, it looked at overall experiences at large restaurants. these are ones that have between 100 and 5,000 locations and in and out takes lead. chipotle came in at number five. i haven't eaten at number two or number four. wendy's, subway, taco bell,
pizza hut and mcdonald's. >> i'm surprised that mcdonald's isn't higher. >> yeah. mcdonald's is trying to trademark their coffee. you might be able to buy that at the grocery store. >> oh, giving us a sneak peek. always trying to give us a heads up. we appreciate that. coming up being back to the debates. we'll have more on a twitter slip-up that forced one high- profile company to make a very public apology. >> while it wasn't a night of new revelations or one liners, polls are showing a winner. we'll have more on that when we come back.
friday eve. can you believe it? the week has gone by quickly. it has been kind of humid. we know when we get through today, it will be much nicer. >> particularly this afternoon. not as much fog as yesterday. that is god news a few showers to start your day. an as we get into the -- later this morning, inthe showers quickly wind down. we'll see a little bit more in the way of sunshine and eventually drier air will move in too. basiccal a good news forecast even though it is raining right now. >> it's rapping right now but it is going to be. >> there are some light rain showers eastern side of the district here pushing down into southern maryland and then down 95 down towards dale city. we are still getting height rain showers. maybe a sprinkle to the north up towards columbia and as you work up 95. you can seat rain showers not going to amount to a whole lot but probably enough to welt the roadways. as julie will tell us, any time you get rain in the morning commute, that usually slows things down. temperature is warm.
73degrees and very humid out there as well. our dure point temperature are currently in the upper -- our dew point temperatures are currently in the upper 60s, low 70s. 73 right now in washington. okay. my maps aren't going to cooperate. tuft me, later today, high in the low 80s with partial sunshine. less huge you had later today and much more comfortable later tonight. >> that will stay for the foreseeable future, right? you have -- >> you have to stay tuned for the seven-day forecast. >> can't you hook me up. >> yeah, i could hook you up. it's going to be better. >> it has been very busy out here in virginia.
we had a couple of accidents. this is one lane of travel able to squeeze by as you work your way out towards the wal-mart. this is at liberia road. at least one car facing the wrong direction. again, under police direction, some traffic is able to squeeze through but this will tie up your commute as you travel through manassas over near wellington road. the live pictures from liberia over at signal hill. we'll update your ride elsewhere. continuing southbound along 270, this has been a hot spot as well. we had accident activity on the ramp to 118. southbound 270 in separate stretches below speed approaching and passing 109 headed south to the truck scales. beltway outer loop in better shape. no problems to report leaving college park headed over towards 270. just some volume delays to accompany your commute between 95 and university boulevard. it we may be waking up to a changed presidential race this
morning. >> president obama and mitt romney faced each other in the first presidential debate. fox's doug luzader has more. >> reporter: this is always an expectations game and at the very least, mitt romney may have made this race more competitive last night. you can argue that just by walking out on the stage, mitt romney got a boost appearing alongside the president. but while they warmly shook hands rock. knee was on the offensive. >> mr. president, you are entitle as a president to your own plane and your own house but not to your own facts. >> reporter: despite all of the build-up, this was not the night full of zingers. it was a drilldown on the overall economy and health care and what mr. romney called obamacare. >> i use that term with all respect. >> while the president embraced the term obamacare, he shot back accusing romney of making promises about health care and tax policy without providing specifics. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask
themselves is the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they're too good? is it because that somehow, middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? no. >> reporter: but for all of the is substance last night, social network sites seem to pick up on one romney line. >> i'm sorry, jim i'm going to stob the sun i haddie to pbs. i'll stop other things. i like pbs. i like big bird. i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> there are some snap polls including this one that says among uncommitted voters, mitt romney was the clear winner last night. he may get a boost in the polls. the question is will it last? in washington, doug luzader, fox news. fox news. >> also related to last night's debate, the brand kitchen aid is apologizing for an offensive political tweet. the post, which has now been removed, was sent out from the
company's official account during the presidential debates. it read, obama's gma or grandma even knew it was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president. now, the tweet was sent after mr. obama referenced his grandmother during the debate while talking about medicare and social security. the company apologized to the president. she said the tweet was carelessly september in error by a member of our twitter team who needless to say will not be tweeting for us anymore. montgomery county police are ask for the public's help to find the person who viciously pete a 72-year-old man. he is in critical condition. his two sons found him unconscious noor a dumpster outside his apartment complex on garland avenue in silver spring tuesday morning. he headed out at #:00 p.m. on monday to go shopping and never made it home. -- he headed out at 8:00 p.m.
on monday to go shopping and never made it home. the search is on for a 17- year-old missing since monday morning. >> the parents are frantic and say it is not like their son to drop out of the sight like this. we have a report. >> reporter: the 17-year-old senior at w. t. woodson high school was last seen at 7:00 monday morning when he dropped his brother off at the front door and went to park the car. his family didn't realize he had disappeared until he didn't come home from football practice that night. investigators are looking at video from this dunkin donuts. they found a receipt that was diseat stamped 8:00 a.m. on monday from this particular store. brian glen has been gone to three days now, going on four.
friend and family combed the area in the park where his car was found. the search group had little to go on, just an empty box of dunkin donuts. >> not a big doughnut eater. so that was something appear the radio station was still on a station he wouldn't normally listen. to we don't know right now but there may be some indication that he wasn't by himself. >> police also brought out a helicopter and blood hounds to look but nothing so far. they sayburiance's disappearance isn't chas identify as suspicious but they do call the case unusual. brian's family just wants him to come home. they have fired a private investigator to help them. they are concerned that fairfax county police did not impound brian's car. they didn't dust it for fingerprints and they also
didn't look for any evidence on the empty doughnut box. back to you. coming up next, the nats make history in more ways than one. >> it was a big day for the team and a big day for teddy of the racing presidents. dave ross is here with a wrap- up of the major onfield victories during that game when fox 5 morning news continues. that's great. [ male announcer ] we the people, the middle class,
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don't have drive-throughs. >> tony agrees with me. >> a lot of pressure for teddy. maybe he had been going to the fast food because he is all pumped up. >> usually in last place. >> over 500 races. >> the nats in philly. >> is in the wwe. >> the snoot of the philly fanatic. and there goes teddy. >> he actually made it. screech helped him cross the finish line. number one is done. it is in the book. do we see teddy win another race, wisdom martin, this year? ## i think after they win the first series in the post- season, teddy will win again. >> first batter after teddy won was ryan zimmerman from virginia beach. he goes yards. who writes the script in who does that seriously. teddy wins his first case and first batter hits a home run. i don't understand how this works if you are in hollywood. you can't script this thing any better. the nats got hot from that
point on, inspired by teddy and here they go. teddy will be in studio at 7:30. >> nice. i'm very excited. >> he has one win. >> i bet you he has a big smile on his face because he always does. birds not smiling today because tucker barnes' boys had to get a win yesterday and a yankee loss and they got neither. the yankees won. evan longuria had three yesterday. >> still time for orioles magic. >> where is your song? & orioles magic &&. >> they still can win in egg to friday. then they would move on. do you think robert griffin iii had his best game. did like game one. ial to game >> you didn't know what to
expect. >> last week in tampa, 323 passing and another 43 running. i think what we've done is already in four weeks, i don't want to see we've become immune to it but he is so good, if you look at the numbers of it, that is astounding for a rocky quarterback to get almost 400 yards of offense by themselves. he called this last drive by himself because the headset went out. what would you do without ifb? >> i would do the same thing. i would free style it and wing it. that is -- like rg iii because i'm mvp between the two of us. >> if you get one, get that first one and then can you move on. >> you just hated on me just then. >> i told you i'm the mvp and you hated on me. radio bring the game up. >> you all need to bring your game up. i want to see if you all can
beat teddy when he comes in. >> i didn't bring my shoes. >> wisdom will injure himself. >> wisdom always has injured himself in some way if he plays. let's be honest. >> dave, when is the nationals first game? >> it will be sunday against either atlanta or st. louis. >> we don't know what time though. >> we don't know what time or what city. that is most we can do at this point. >> i was there yesterday. teddy was awesome. >> i forgot for a second. >> bigger deal that teddy won than the nationals. >> i think so. the nats have been winning all season. >> we've gotten spoiled. let's get to the weather and then we have a fun ask tony and tucker. i think it's fun. the good news is we'll get the rain over with early. i think much of the day will be rather dry but the next couple of hours here, we'll have a lot of clouds with some on again, off again showers. this particular radar is alittle aggressive. i don't think much of this is
touching the ground. we do have areas with the rain showers just east of washington pushing into prince george's county and there is a line generally here north to south from southern pennsylvania down into southern maryland. you are getting some light rain showers. what is so funny? >> oh, my mic is on. >> yeah. shower activity pushing to the east and we've got cloud cover as well. we'll have lots of clouds around for the first half of the day. we'll get showers eat of this shortly. as we get into the afternoon hours, backened of that front will finally start to push through the area. we'll get a little sunshine in here starting during the middle of the day and then a trend towards lots of sunshine later this afternoon as our breezes pick up out of the north and west. some drier air will start to work in after a couple of very huge you had days. 73 in washington. 73 in leonardtown. 69 out at dulles. we still have cloud cover at 11:00.
notice the trend is to get the clouds out of here by later this afternoon. the drier air will work in late this afternoon and tonight should be very comfortable with overnight lows back into the 50s to about 60. 82 today. early clouds, a little afternoon sun. scattered showers, we'll get those out of here shortly. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. enjoy the summertime temperatures today and tomorrow. as wave been talking about all week, fall-like temperatures here by zipped. i think there will be some late showers on saturday. much of saturday dry if you have outdoor plans. by sunday, clouds, cooler temperatures with some rain showers around. highs on sunday only in the low 60s. i might even be a little optimistic. it might only be upper 50s. >> oh, my gosh. really? okay. >> i like how you called sarah out. we were having a side conversation here. >> i had to. >> you were the one who said you were hungry. >> here is the deal, if i didn't call you out, you were going to tell everybody at home that was going on. >> it wasn't that exotic. wisdom just is hungry. that's it.
>> hey, tony. >> hello. i didn't know because dave ross was saying, if you would just win one off the wall, i didn't know it was a competition. >> let me be clear. he was factually incorrect. he was completely wrong and if we get the fact checkers in here, you will see. >> we'll ask them about that. >> guess what it is time for. ask the -- oops, ask tony and tucker. >> old habits die hard. >> tucker is handling this one. is consumed with other things. you will at mid that right up front. here is another question. a leftover question from mrs. leftwitch's class at benjamin tasker middle school. we did a bunch of these in our lightning round. before a bunch left over so we'll sneak in in every now and
then. here it is. does the temperature affect how hard it rains and we don't have the name of the student who asked this. a seemingly simple question. >> this is a very complicated question. it seem like appear easy answer but it is not. the basic answer is yes and no. >> okay. going back to the debate again. >> the fact checkers will be here checking this hater on. >> we'll do some very basic principle of weather. the warmer the air, the more water that can be held in its air mass. so that is why, in the summertime, it feels very warm, very huge you had outside like it does this morning. we are holing a lot of water with this particular air mass. that is available energy for very heavy rain. you with me? >> i'm with you. >> oat warmer the air, the more water vapor it hold. cold air can't hold a lot of water vapor. the polar regions, i know they
are covered in snow and ice but parts of the polar regions only get about an inch of snow a year. cold air can't hold much water vapor at all. they don't get much in wait of rain and/or snow. still following me? >> is that why sometimes when it snows a lot, we all say it feels warmer though. >> he y a -- yes, a whole different question. we have those two principles in place. just because the air is warm or hot though, it does not mean that we've got a lot of moisture. we see that the deserts of the u.s. in the southwest. it is 110 in phoenix but it never rains. so you need a combination. here is what you really want for very heavy rainfall. you want a air mass in place or ingredients for a large temperature gradient. on one side of the front, you might want temperature in the 80s or 90s with a lot of moisture available and on the
other side of the front, much cooler air because that cooler air can't hold the water moisture and it squeezes it out and that is why you get very heavy rain. does that make sense at all? >> it does. >> i'll give you another example of when this hold true. in the summertime, we have a lot of moisture around. it is very humid. the air gets lifted well up into the atmosphere and, as the air rises, it cools with height. that cooler air, 30 how feet up, can't holed moisture so then you have a large temperature gradient. -- can't hold the moisture so then you have a large temperature gradient. you need them working together and you need a source of moisture. that is very important too. just because it is hot, you don't necessarily have the source of moisture. we have get the southerly wind in the summertime and we get water vapor off the gulf of mexico or atlantic ocean. >> did you just fall asleep over there. >> i'm listening. it is very interesting and very
scientific. i just want to point out before hand that this is tucker's idea of fun. remember, he said we have a fun weather guy question. >> he did say that. >> thank you, tony. >> that was a lot of fun. but it was good. >> this is what tucker does in his spare time. >> tony, remind me. how much did you help me this morning. >> i set myself up for that. if you have a question you want answered, go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. as you were doing the research, i saw you were having so much fun -- >> you didn't want to break it up. >> you are such a geek. i love it. >> let's check in with julie wright and get the latest on traffic. >> oh! >> what? >> she was yawning. >> i just want to say i don't do that when dave ross is on
the set. i'm just letting you go. >> oh! >> you guys -- the guys are above the accident at liberia. accident activity still in place. stay single file to the left to get by. follow me inside if you will. we have delays 450 at the bw parkway due to accident activity. inbound 50 below speed leaving 410 headed in towards riverdale and cheverly. northbound baltimore-washington parkway checking for accident activity here at greenbelt road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. on-timetraffic. >> thank you. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, it is one of the best times for family fun. >> holly is live in durwood, maryland as they have the 22nd annual harvest festival. she will show us how it promises to give visitors a taste of the farm life. a little bit of fog mixed in there as well. we'll be right back.
>>reporter: good morning, everybody, i'm holly morrison. take a look at that shot. we are down on the farm this thursday morning. not just any farm. we are live in montgomery county, agricultural history farm park in derwood, maryland. we're here, you can experience farm life all the way back from the 1850s to the present, but if you come out this weekend, you can do that and a whole lot more as they are gearing up for their 22nd annual harvest festival. if you want fall-time family fun, this is it and we are giving a wonderful preview this morning. late see, we'll have a saw mill demonstration, i think some sheep herding dogs are going to come out and show us how they work. you golt a roll some pumpkins because you gotta do that in the fall, right? i think we might have live music as well. we'll give you all the information you need to know so you can come out on saturday. but on a thursday, i can't think of any better way to start the day than with a
little hay play. >> all right, holly, always fun when you're out at the farm park there. >> kind of looks like where i grew up. >> that does it for the 6:00 hour. >> let's send it over to allison and tony. good morning to you. >> good morning. good morning, country boy. you wouldn't be able to tell it this morning. thanks very much. coming up on fox 5 morning news, the debate in denver. >> for me this is about jobs. this is about getting jobs for the american people. >> because of the resill yens and the determination of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back. >> after months of stump speeches and commercial claims, the two presidential candidates face off on the same stage for the first time. so are we waking up to a changed race? a recap and reaction. also why everyone is talking about big bird this morning. plus a health alert. a deadly meningitis outbreak is spreading across the nation and has reached our area. why we can